Captains Courageous

Our rating: ****

Harvey is the fifteen-year-old stuck-up son of a rich American railroad owner. He’s on a large ship, going to Europe, and bragging about never being sick. Then he smokes a rather strong cigar, goes to the railing because he’s sick, and is swept overboard. Harvey is picked up by Disko Troop’s fishing vessel, the We’re Here. Disko won’t take him back to his home in New York, so Harvey’s stuck on the We’re Here for the rest of the fishing season.

Here’s a great example of why you shouldn’t be arrogant. It’s also a great way to understand the way the fishing industry operated in the late 1800s. The sailors talk a little funny, so don’t try to read it out loud unless you can do all those different accents!

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